Prize Winner [Sept-Oct]

This is our thanks to everyone who contributes to this site. The following is a point tally for each user’s contributions (September through October):

gpetersz    x
noobfarm    xxxxxxxx
Caniac        xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (1st – 69)
conman124    xxxx
Elmernite    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (2nd – 34)
RhysAndrews    xxxx
Lethal255    x
PHL        x
Matthew_H    xxxxx
PickleMan    x
msr        xx
Timoi        xxxxxx
Joerdgs        xxxxxx
Jax        xxxxxxxx
Revel        x
Nailog        xxxxxxxxx (3rd – 9)
CE Gamer    x
IsmAvatar    xx
Tom Russell    xxx
NotTellingRi..    xxx
darkshado    x
Monkeyman    x
Rusky        xx
KKG        x
legocrazy1    xxx
Sandy        xx
Supercarson7    x
Ex-GM Addict    xxxx
Rock        x
Sharedxs    x
Zbox        x
Cab        x
Luis Reis    x
xot        xx
NakedPaulToast    xxxx
Matt        x
Chronic        x
MME        xx
Blijbol        xxx
GearGod        x
Somelauw    x
Tepi        xx
Qwertyuiop23    xx
mrsmes        x
Snail        xx
Chaz        x
gamez93        xxx
Lapixx        x
NAL        x
M&M’s        xxx
DtD Software    x
gmjab        xx
Fede-lasse    x

Congratulations to Caniac who will have his choice of about 30 prizes on the Prizes page!
Note: Although Caniac won the last prize (August), due to the combined September-October prize, there was no prize awarded last month and hence he was given the opportunity to win this month’s prize. Plus we feel he deserves it, he earned 2x more contribution points than any other user! That’s great work 🙂

Special Mention to Elmernite who got second place and everyone else who contributed!
*Point tally includes both comment and news tip submissions

If you would like to donate toward the prizes, please see the about page.

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June 2008 Prize Winner

Congratulations to Qwertyman, this month’s prize winner!

For those who don’t know, Scorptek is now giving away prizes at the end of each month as a token of appreciation for the comments, news tips, and contributions written by our users that make the GMNews site possible.

As this month’s prize winner, Qwertyman gets a choice from 1 of about 25 awesome prizes for the PC, Wii, Xbox, PS3, and other gaming consoles. Please visit prizes page for more details on contest rules, eligibility and prize choices.

We also want to thank the following users for their contributions to the site, they were all very close to being this month’s prize winner:
– Caniac
– Elmernite
– Matthew_H
– LegoCrazy1

Stay tuned for more news and opportunities to win prizes. Reminder to this month’s winner, please contact us via e-mail as seen on the Prizes page.

If you would like to donate and help sponsor the prize give-aways, please see the about page. Every little bit helps, as currently the prizes are coming directly out of our pockets and are not being sponsored by anyone.

Mark – Seeking help on Animation Project

Mark Overmars is currently seeking help for an animation experiment conducted by his research group at the Utrecht University.

According to a post by Mark on the GMC:
“One of the topics we study is how to create walking animations out of short recorded motions of real people. The main problem here is to blend the motion segments to create realistically looking total motions. It is difficult to establish what “realistic” means here.”

In total there are 43 questions (separated into 2 parts) in the survey which involve viewing animations and rating how realistic they appear.

The survey/experiment is located here. A winner will be drawn for a free iPod shuffle gift
(on a side note: don’t forget GMNews is also giving away prizes every month for adding comments to articles or submitting news tips to postMyGMNews@scorptek.net)